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Seattle snow snarling Alaska travelers

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With a new weather system on the way, additional snow is expected in the Seattle and Portland areas starting Sunday evening and continuing through Tuesday morning.

Earlier this weekend, many flights in the Seattle Tacoma Airport were cancelled due to to the heavy snowfall.

Alaska Airlines reports it still is evaluating its flight schedules to determine how much air traffic Sea-Tac airport can handle with both limited visibility and the deicing requirements to operate safely.

“Safety is our number one priority, and we are planning to pre-cancel some flights on Monday. We will continue to evaluate the schedule and evolving weather conditions. Impacted guests will be notified of any cancellations and their travel rescheduled,” the airline stated online.

Alaska Air has also extended its flexible travel policy for customers through Monday for anyone wishing to change flights in/out Seattle and Portland as the winter weather conditions extend through the weekend.

Thousands of Alaskans travel through the SeaTac Airport every day. Alaska Airlines is not the only airline impacted, although Seattle is the major hub for the airline. Spokane and other regional airports have also has numerous flights cancelled over the weekend.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • I have little doubt that Senator Maria Cantwell will figure out a way to blame Republicans, or better yet, Alaskans and the oil industry, for this inconvenience.

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